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Parsons Corporation Dedicated Defensive Cyber Operations / Information Assurance Specialist in Adelphi, Maryland

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:


Job Description:

If you're hungry to leverage your existing Information Assurance (IA) expertise to help protect our nation's systems while you sharpen your skills and collaborate with / learn from our existing IA (and DCO) subject matter experts, we have the perfect position for you to start your new career path at Parsons!

We are looking for a defensive cyber operations specialist to sign up for our team on an upcoming bid, joining the new program once we win the effort in January 2021. One the work starts, you'll get to use your IA skills and expertise to help protect our customer's computers and networks, including coming up with new and innovative ideas and practices to improve the security of our customer's networks; ensuring optimal use of HBSS, ACAS, and other tools; and performing other IA duties like ensuring proper sharing and compliance of IAVMs, IAVAs, and IAVBs, as well as assisting with cybersecurity training . You'll be supporting a pivotal research and development mission to help innovate and deliver future technologies to ensure a bright future for our armed forces.

Before the work starts, we'll enroll you in our Career Acceleration Preparation (CAP) program, where we will help:

  • Prepare you for the future opportunity by sharing technology tips and information, knowledge about the work environment and ways you can best come in and hit the ground running, and information to continue to hone your existing skills and even gain new ones to ensure you're ready for this challenge.

  • Engage you regularly, keeping you abreast of all the great things you'll get once you start at Parsons, inviting you to special events just for folks in our CAP program, and giving you a chance to experience our amazing culture and engage with our subject matter experts, managers, and other CAP program members. Yes, we've even found great ways to engage you safely during the current pandemic!

  • Train you for your future. You'll get invited to our bi-monthly Cyber Capture The Flag events (that we've been running for over 4 years now), CAP Program-only tech talks and interactive training events, Parsons-generated offline training classes / videos, and access to our Information Assurance (IA) / Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) acceleration program to help accelerate your skills to the next level!

Required Qualifications:

  • An AS, BS, or MS in an engineering or technology field

  • 3+ years of experience in the cyber realm (or 1+ year of experience with a MS)

  • IAT II Certification

  • Active Secret Clearance

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience supporting research labs or other R&D missions / teams

  • Experience as supporting or being a part of an Information Assurance mission

Must be able to obtain, maintain and/or currently possess a security clearance.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by all applicable laws.